Best Rocks & Minerals Books
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1. Crystals for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with the Healing Power of Crystals
Author: by Karen Frazier
Find comfort, balance, and emotional healing with crystals Discover how crystals and healing stones can help you fight stress, cope with anxiety, and more as you explore the basics of crystal energy healing with this beginner’s guide. With simple guidance, you’ll learn to curate your own crystal collection, and detailed crystal profiles will help you choose the crystal that works best for your healing.
Unearth the power of healing crystals with: Easy guidanceExplore every facet of crystal healing, including how to use different crystals and the top 10 crystals for your collection. Healing remediesOvercome negative emotions and foster positive growth with specific crystal prescriptions and healing mantras.
Comprehensive crystal profilesLearn to identify crystal types with 50 detailed crystal profiles that feature images of both worked and unworked versions. Harmonize and heal your body, spirit, and mind with Crystals for Beginners.
2. Gemstone & Crystal Properties (Quick Study Home)
Author: by Inc. BarCharts
Identify 135 of the most sought after and popular gemstones, minerals and crystals through photos and descriptions of color variety, luster and transparency range. Scientific and metaphysical properties of each gemstone plus significant meanings or historical uses, or how it is formed.
Suggested uses: o Buying Guide identify metaphysical or historical uses of stones for you personally or as a meaningful gift o Collectors handy identification and properties reference o Jewelry & Art know the structure and durability of your materials for mounting or carving
3. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Author: by National Audubon Society
The most comprehensive field guide available to the insects and spiders of North America-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders is the perfect companion for any outdoor excursion.
Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage.
4. Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded
Author: by Judy Hall
Fair Winds Press
Crystals contain ancient powerand with the right knowledge, we can tap into it. The Encyclopedia of Crystals puts this information in your hands in the form of an illustrated compendium to all types of crystals. Crystals aren’t simply stones; when the right crystal is used appropriately, its power can physically heal, invigorate, cultivate love, and even boost creativity.
In The Encyclopedia of Crystals, crystal expert Judy Hall draws on over 30 years’ experience of working with crystals to provide the definitive reference. Organized by crystal color for easy reference, The Encyclopedia of Crystals: Explains how the colors of crystals relate to the chakrasShows you how to cleanse and activate your crystalsProvides helpful, authoritative advice on healing, meditating, energizing, and more with nothing more than the power within your crystals In this lavishly illustrated encyclopedia, you will also find information on crystal history, geology, and chemistry, as well and newly discovered stones.
5. Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses
Author: by Patti Polk
A rockhound’s must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable enthusiast in no time and features: An easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone 800+ beautiful color photographs Values and tips for locating, buying and collecting Both lapidary and mineral display materials Decades of rock-collecting know-how of the authorForeword by Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate expert, author and lecturer.
6. Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks & Minerals (Smithsonian Handbooks) (DK Smithsonian Handbook)
Author: by Chris Pellant
Created in association with Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide features more than 500 rocks and minerals. Packed with photographs and details on characteristics, distinguishing features, and more, Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals makes identification easy. Designed for beginning and experienced collectors alike, this guide explains what rocks and minerals are, how they are classified, and how to start a collection.
Look up different rocks and minerals, and find clear, annotated photography to pick out the key distinguishing features. Learn the differences between igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and reference the glossary for many more technical and scientific terms. Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals is filled with information about characteristics, colors, unique attributes, and more, making it one of the clearest identification guides for rock and mineral enthusiasts.
7. Michigan Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Great Lake State (Rocks & Minerals Identification Guides)
Author: by Dan R. Lynch
Your Must-Have Guide to Michigan’s Rocks and Minerals Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals of the Great Lake State!This book by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch features comprehensive entries for 96 Michigan rocks and minerals, from common rocks to rare finds.
Learn from the fascinating information about everything from Petoskey stone and copper to gold and agates. The easy-to-use format means you’ll quickly find what you need to know and where to look. The authors’ incredible, sharp, full-color photographs depict the detail needed for identificationno need to guess from line drawings.
With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting is fun and informative.
8. Salt: A World History
Author: by Mark Kurlansky
An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the WorldIn his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind.
A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.
9. National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America (Pocket Guides)
Author: by Sarah Garlick
This basic beginner’s field guide to North American geology helps anyone identify common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title-one of an expanding collection of National Geographic pocket guides-offers key facts about dozens of rocks and minerals, how to hunt and identify them, where and how to go looking.
The book also pictures and explains the fossils most likely to be found and the fundamental land and rock formations in the North American landscape. With 160 entries, formatted with clear language, key identification points, carefully chosen photographs, and expertly drafted illustrations, this guide is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in the study of rocks and geology.
10. Rock Art Critters: Paint the Perfect Pebble
Author: by Denise Scicluna
B.E.S. (September 1, 2018)
Here’s another great guide to “rocking out” from the bestselling author of Rock Art! Visual artist Denise Scicluna provides inspiration and advice for rock painting-a craft that’s perfect for “kids” of all ages. Readers will discover:Tips for finding and identifying rocks and preparing them for paintTechniques for creating the perfect “rock” from polymer clayA guide to gathering tools, from paint, pencils, and brushes to wood filler and varnishDozens of projects for bringing pebbles to life with personality and styleProjects include woodland creatures (foxes and squirrels), exotic animals (tigers and pandas), things with wings (birds, bees, butterflies), and other fun critters.
With clear step-by-step instructions, lots of variations, and loads of inspiration, Rock Art Critters will soon have you on your way to creating your very own pebble pet coterie of cute critters just waiting to be brought to life with a little bit of paint and a whole lot of imagination.
Get ready to rock on!
11. Rockhounding Oregon: A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites (Rockhounding Series)
Author: by Lars Johnson
This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best rockhounding sites in Oregon, with valuable tips on what to tools to bring and how to conduct your search. Comprehensive lists of minerals or fossils for each site and excellent color photos will help you know what to look for and to identify what you’ve found.
Information on clubs, rock shops, museums, and special attractions are provided. Rockhounding Oregon is a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region.
12. Rocks & Minerals of Washington and Oregon: A Field Guide to the Evergreen and Beaver States (Rocks & Minerals Identification Guides)
Author: by Dan R. Lynch
Your Must-Have Guide to the Rocks and Minerals of Washington and Oregon. Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Evergreen and Beaver States!This book by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch features comprehensive entries for 124 Washington and Oregon rocks and minerals, from common rocks to rare finds.
Learn from the fascinating information about everything from jasper and thunder eggs to gold and petrified wood. The easy-to-use format means you’ll quickly find what you need to know and where to look. The authors’ incredible, sharp, full-color photographs depict the detail needed for identificationno need to guess from line drawings.
With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting is fun and informative.
13. Rock and Gem: The Definitive Guide to Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils
Author: by Ronald Bonewitz
Explore the treasures of the Earth sparkling crystals, vibrant gemstones, and age-old fossils with this illustrated guide that’s sure to captivate every rockhound and budding gemologist. From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth’s geological riches rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems.
Also included is a focussed look at other precious materials often prized for their beauty, such as amber, coral, ivory, and fossils. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about rocks and minerals through folklore and historical artifacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world’s natural treasures, including the Hope diamond and the Great Mogul emerald.
Practical advice on cutting, polishing, and displaying your finds further equips you with all the knowledge needed to delve into the world of rock and mineral collecting. Rock and Gem were produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the world’s largest museum complex, ensuring the guide’s accuracy.
14. National Geographic Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubs of North America
Author: by Bland Crowder
This basic beginner’s field guide to the larger plants in North America is part of the growing National Geographic Pocket Guide series. Spot-on descriptive information and key facts about trees and shrubs are conveyed in a handy, colorful, easy-to-reference volume.
More robust than any other beginning field guides on the market, this book includes selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each species of tree. Handy, authoritative, and easy to read, this pocket guides are useful in the field or as an in-home reference for beginners, nature lovers, and tree-climbers everywhere.
15. National Geographic Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of North America
Author: by Catherine H. Howell
With this basic beginner’s field guide to North American wildflowers, all who enjoy nature and the outdoors can identify common wildflowers, from backyard weeds to dainty forest blossoms. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title offers key facts about 160 of the most common wildflowers and weeds, coast to coast, including Canada and Alaska.
To help with identification, each of the 160 entries has both a color photograph showing the plant in context and a color illustration showing the blossom close-up. This book is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in learning how to identify wildflowers.
16. Rockhounding Washington: A Guide to the State's Best Sites (Rockhounding Series)
Author: by Lars Johnson
This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best rockhounding sites in Washington, with valuable tips on what to tools to bring and how to conduct your search. Comprehensive lists of minerals or fossils for each site and excellent color photos will help you know what to look for and to identify what you’ve found.
Information on clubs, rock shops, museums, and special attractions are provided. Rockhounding Washington is a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region.